Contributed by jose on from the plea-for-help dept.
List: openbsd-misc Subject: Hi From: Theo de RaadtOriginal message: MARC Archves "
Date: 2003-09-21 4:19:40 For quite some time, various older machines in the project which developers use have been running on ... shall we say... "scary" disks. All the 50-pin scsi drives we've been using (on vax, mvme68k, mvme88k, hp300, sun4c, hppa, and other such machines) have been slow, very old, small, and did I mention they are used and scratched and just plain *terrifying* to us since we feel they could fail at any minute? Also, since these machines normally have 10mbit ethernet, this situation just plain sucks for builds. So in the past I've asked if anyone had some drives like that. Well I've just now found that one can still buy some insanely fast drives which have 50-pin scsi on them, for instance the http://seagate.com/support/disc/scsi/st318416n.html which someone could buy at (say) http://www.lacc.com/lacc/datasheets/accessories/SEAGATE/ST318416N.HTM Anyone feel like plopping down a little bit of money and sending a few this way, for the build machines and the ports build machines? Replacing a few scary drives would be nice. The 18G ones are best for the ports machines; the src build machines only need 9G drives. If anyone steps up, thanks a lot.
This is always a way to help the project, just donate some hardware. This helps the team keep your old hardware useful (as a firewall, a print server, etc ...). You can always donate via PayPal , too.
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